[ adverb ] to a moderately sufficient extent or degree


"the shoes are priced reasonably" "he is fairly clever with computers" "they lived comfortably within reason"

Used in print


It is being fought , moreover , in fairly close correspondence with the predictions of the soothsayers of the think_factories .

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

All_of the jackets carry a fairly technical and detailed explanation of this new recording program .

(The Providence Journal...)

Instead - and not just to prove my objectivity - I hasten to report that it 's a highly amusing film which probably does a fairly accurate job of reporting on the Easter vacation shenanigans of collegians down in Fort_Lauderdale , and that it seems to come_to_grips quite honestly with the moral problem that most commonly vexes youngsters in this age_group - that_is_to_say , sex .

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

But it is characteristic of him , we are told , `` his little artifice '' , to be able to introduce `` into a fairly vulgar and humorous piece of hackwork a sudden phrase of genuine creative art '' .

(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)

This method in_general solved the problem of obtaining fairly equal concentrations of reactants in each of the six cells from a set .

[ adverb ] in a fair evenhanded manner


"deal fairly with one another"

Used in print

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

As the background discussion indicated there were frequently expressed doubts that a government dominated_by either party could fairly administer elections .

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fair fair

[ adverb ] in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating


clean fair


"they played fairly"

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unfairly fair fair